2:26 PM 10/15/2017 – Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Don McGahn may have both flipped on Donald Trump today

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Saved Stories – Trump Investigations

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations
Donald Trumps defense strategy in the Trump-Russia scandal just completely imploded
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Corker hits Trump for his ‘castration’ of Secretary of State Tillerson – Fox News
Steve Bannon predicts Trump will win 400 electoral votes in 2020 at Values Voters Summit – CBS News
Potential voter data backchannel uncovered between Donald Trump campaign and Russian hackers
Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning. – New York Times
Republican Senator Bob Corker takes Donald Trumps head off again

 

Saved Stories – Trump Investigations
Donald Trumps defense strategy in the Trump-Russia scandal just completely imploded

For months we’ve known what Donald Trump’s endgame strategy would be once the investigation into his Russia scandal reached his own top advisers. His strategy has been clear, both because it’s been easy to figure out, and because he’s openly bragged about it. But now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congressional investigators have indeed broached Trump’s inner circle, that singular strategy has suddenly imploded in a period of just twenty-four hours.

Trump’s strategy has always been straightforward enough: he was simply going to promise pardons to everyone who was being pressured to flip on him. Trump publicly floated the idea of pardons a few months back, in what was rather clearly a signal to his own people. Some have even theorized that Trump made a point of preemptively pardoning his political ally Joe Arpaio on contempt charges, just to prove to his Trump-Russia co-conspirators that he would take care of them as well. But then this Friday happened, and that strategy began imploding on two fronts.

This week Robert Mueller decided to skip over a number of people in the Trump senior staff hierarchy and jump straight to former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The only reason for Mueller to be talking to Priebus this early is if Priebus has indicated he’s interested in flipping. According to numerous reports, the two spent the entire day together on Friday, which suggests he did indeed flip. So much for the notion of Priebus remaining quiet and being willing to face potential conspiracy obstruction charges, and then banking on Trump pardoning him.

Of course Reince Priebus never really liked or trusted Trump to begin with. But then one of Donald Trump’s true allies also hit the panic button. Roger Stone, Trump’s friend of forty years and personal adviser, gave up the name of his WikiLeaks contact to the House Intel Committee on Friday (link). Stone could have been arrested for contempt of Congress, and he apparently wasn’t willing to count on a Trump pardon. Do Priebus and Stone no longer trust Trump to protect them, or do they fear his pardons wouldn’t hold up in court? In any case, Trump’s pardon strategy is now imploding.

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Donald Trump & Vladimir Putin Costumes That Will Win Your Halloween Party – Elite Daily


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Donald Trump & Vladimir Putin Costumes That Will Win Your Halloween Party
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Now, doing this obviously requires knowledge of how to assemble PutinTrump attire. The most basic route is exactly that: super basic. You and your friend need only grab a suit and tie and it doesn’t even have to be fancy (for some reason 

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Trump OUT? Congress has enough evidence to IMPEACH President Daily Star Newt Gingrich: Death to America Why Trumps Iran policy is right Fox News:  President Trumps decisive refusal to recertify the JCPOA has drawn a line and communicated clearly that the rollback of Iranian influence has begun. It was a brave and News Relations between Visegrad and the UK in a post-Brexit Europe New Eastern Europe The drug industrys triumph over the DEA Washington Post 6:28 AM 10/15/2017 Gerson:Continue reading“9:44 AM 10/15/2017 Trump OUT? Congress has enough evidence to IMPEACH President Daily Star”
Jeff Sessions is about to testify publicly before a very angry Senate committee

Even as Donald Trump’s entire administration seems to be in flames this week and he seems to want to burn down the nation accordingly, his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is about to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Based on the generic description of the hearing, it sounds like it’s supposed to be a run of the mill public hearing. But that just changed, because several members of the committee just threw gasoline on his upcoming appearance.

The hearing in question is listed simply as “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” on the Senate Judiciary Committee website. Jeff Sessions is the only witness listed. However the juicy part comes not from the official calendar itself, but from a letter which nine Democrats on the committee have jointly sent Sessions. In short, the letter lambasts Sessions for having inappropriately cited executive privilege during his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee this summer, as he was attempting to avoid giving anything away about his likely illegal conversations with Donald Trump.

The letter in question isn’t signed by a single Republican on the committee, meaning that none of them are willing to hold Sessions to any official consequences. But with the way these hearings work, each Democrat on the committee will have an opportunity to grill Sessions individually, and it’s clear they intend to hammer away at him. Oh and by the way, this particular hearing is a public one, meaning that they’ll get to roast Sessions in front of a live audience watching at home.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to testify this Wednesday, October 18th, beginning at 10:00am eastern time. According to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s official website, the hearing will be streamed live online (link). That means it will also air live on television; certainly on CSPAN and likely on CNN and MSNBC as well. You can read the angry letter from the Senate Democrats to Jeff Sessions here.

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This Publisher Is Offering $10 Million for Information That Could Get President Trump Impeached – Fortune


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This Publisher Is Offering $10 Million for Information That Could Get President Trump Impeached
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Flynt, a publisher of pornographic videos and magazines, including Hustler Magazine, took out a full-page ad in the Washington Post Sunday, where he offers $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. Trump.
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Tillerson Again Refuses to Answer If He Called Trump a ‘Moron’ – NBCNews.com


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Tillerson Again Refuses to Answer If He Called Trump a ‘Moron’
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Trump Terrible 10: Self-Imposed National Crisis Edition

Donald Trump is darn angry and unhinged. He’s insulting his own cabinet members, malevolently tearing down health care, imperiling

Rex Tillerson Once Again Won’t Deny He Called Trump A ‘Moron’

“Im not going to deal with that kind of petty stuff.

Newt Gingrich: ‘Death to America’ — Why Trump’s Iran policy is right – Fox News


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Newt Gingrich: ‘Death to America’ — Why Trump’s Iran policy is right
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Even after President Trump’s historic and amazing United Nations speech when he condemned the JCPOA and said Iran is a “reckless regime one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders …
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6:28 AM 10/15/2017 Gerson: Growing danger in the White House

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6:37 AM 10/15/2017 Newt Gingrich: In my experience, dictators and revolutionary movements mean exactly what they say. In this case, the Iranians would like to destroy both America and Israel.

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The real calm before the storm

Nothing about anything in America has been calm since the day Donald Trump stole a rigged election, and for that matter, since the day he embarrassingly entered the race. But within the context of the turbo berserk roller coaster weve all been stuck on since that time, and the manner in which its been accelerating for the past month, this weekend has been less about the roller coaster and more about the fact that we all know a Shaquille ONeal sized shoe is about to drop on someone.

Lets be honest. We dont even know for sure how some of these latest pieces fit together; we only know that theyre not all happening by coincidence. Robert Mueller has skipped all the way to interviewing Trumps former chief of staff, even as its exposed that Trumps former campaign chairman was committing treason level crimes. In these same past few days, Trump has suddenly begun frantically torching America like a drunken patron who knows hes about to get thrown out of the bar and figures he might as well trash the place on the way out the door.

Trump has unilaterally taken desperate moves to try to destroy everything from health care to peace with Iran, and for no reason other than the fact that hes always wanted to destroy these things because they have President Obamas name on them. Trump is an unhinged sociopath; weve always known this. But why torch these things now? Why not last month? Why not next month? Something is going on here. We cant quite put out r finger yet on what it is. Trump, despite his largely failed mental function, seems to know simething we dont for once. what we dont.

So what happens next? In the tragedy that is the Donald Trump reign of terror, things were always going to have to get worse before they could get better. Things are now bottoming out in a manner that wont be sustainable for long. Trump knows it too; its why hes trying to take a flamethrower to the country while he still can. Something is about to give on his end. As utterly chaotic as things are in this moment, its still the relative calm before the storm. Buckle up. But keep in mind that its always darkest before the sunrise.

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North Korea calls Trump a ‘strangler of peace’ – CNN


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North Korea calls Trump a ‘strangler of peace’
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The administration of US President Donald Trump is selling weapons to South Korea and Japan with the intent of enriching the makers of US arms while creating “a hair trigger situation” on the Korean Peninsula, said a commentary from state newspaper …

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Trump too tough on Iran, North Korea, Clinton says – Fox News


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Trump too tough on Iran, North Korea, Clinton says
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Trump’s recent threat to decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, makes us look foolish and small and plays right into Iranian hands, Clinton said last week.

“That is bad not just on the merits for this particular situation, but it sends a message across the globe that America’s word is not good,” said Clinton, who spoke in advance of Trump’s announcement Friday that he wants Congress and the other nations 
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Trump’s Irrational Hatred of the Iran Deal – The New Yorker


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Trump’s Irrational Hatred of the Iran Deal
The New Yorker
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Russia influence in Eastern Europe – Google News: US discord emboldens Russia, could boost gas prices – Toledo Blade


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US discord emboldens Russia, could boost gas prices
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Corker hits Trump for his ‘castration’ of Secretary of State Tillerson – Fox News


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Corker hits Trump for his ‘castration’ of Secretary of State Tillerson
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Steve Bannon predicts Trump will win 400 electoral votes in 2020 at Values Voters Summit – CBS News


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Steve Bannon predicts Trump will win 400 electoral votes in 2020 at Values Voters Summit
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Potential voter data backchannel uncovered between Donald Trump campaign and Russian hackers

As investigators and the media continue to try to pinpoint how the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government were conspiring to use voter data to rig the 2016 election, much of the focus has been on data analysis company Cambridge Analytica. Now a data scientist has uncovered what could have been a backchannel for the Trump campaign to use the company to steer Russian hackers in the right direction.

Professor Jonathan Albright has discovered that a Cambridge Analytica intern posted the company’s voter targeting algorithms to an online personal account just after Super Tuesday, and then bizarrely left them there for the entirety of the election. The intern listed them as “work samples” but it’s difficult to believe that any intern would have been publicly posting his company’s secret algorithms just to show off his skills. It raises the question of whether this was how the company was clandestinely making its secret algorithms available to Russian hackers in plain sight.

Cambridge Analytica has largely been funded by the Mercer family, which also heavily funded the Donald Trump campaign. Furthermore, Steve Bannon was running Cambridge Analytica at the time he was hired to run the Trump campaign. It has long been widely suspected, but never proven, that the company was working with U.S. voter data that had been supplied by the Russian hackers who tried to get into the voter registration databases of dozens of states during the election. Proving this suspicion would require uncovering potential communication channels between the company and the Russians.

If it turns out the Cambridge Analytica intern’s posting was indeed an intentional method of backdoor communication between the company and Russian hackers, it may open the door to exposing the full extent of the collusion that’s suspected to have taken place. You can read Professor Albright’s full research findings link).

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Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning. – New York Times


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Republican Senator Bob Corker takes Donald Trumps head off again

Republican Senator Bob Corker takes Donald Trumps head off again

Republican Senator Bob Corker takes Donald Trumps head off again

Corker is forcing the questions that could force his own party to take action

Reince Priebus and White House Counsel Don McGahn may have both flipped on Donald Trump today

Donald Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller today, in a shocking move that raised questions about everything we thought we knew about Mueller’s progress in his Trump-Russia investigation. Priebus is too far up the food chain for Mueller to be interviewing this early unless it was because Priebus was ready to flip on Trump. There’s another detail which suggests Priebus may not have done it in solo fashion.

Mueller’s strategy would be to interview everyone under Reince Priebus before even thinking about sitting down with him, so Mueller could take as much evidence and leverage into that meeting as possible. Even if Priebus volunteered to testify early, Mueller would likely turn him down unless Priebus was looking to make a deal. Priebus witnessed Trump’s obstruction of justice and may have even participated in it, but it’s easy to picture Mueller giving Priebus a free pass in exchange for damning testimony about Trump’s crimes. Here’s the catch: Priebus is inexorably tied to White House Counsel Don McGahn.

Not only did Reince Priebus and Don McGahn spend several years working closely together for the Republican National Committee, they also currently share the same attorney in the Trump-Russia scandal. If Priebus did flip on Friday, in legal terms it would mean that he flipped on everyone involved, including technically McGahn. This would make it impossible for them to have the same attorney, unless McGahn also flipped.

In fact their decision to share an attorney, in a scandal where they’re both potentially implicated for crimes, has screamed from the start that they’d end up making any decisions jointly. Reince Priebus’ meeting with Robert Mueller today probably means he’s flipped on Donald Trump and by extension, it means Don McGahn has also probably flipped on Trump.

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